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State Violence, Collusion and the Troubles Counter Insurgency, Government Deviance and Northern Ireland (Hardcover)

Author:  Maurice Punch
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0745331432
ISBN-13: 9780745331430
Sku: 223792614
Publish Date: 3/13/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  229
 
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The period in Northern Ireland known as "the Troubles" (1968-98) seemed to have been conclusively ended by the official peace process. But recent assassinations by the Real IRA show that tensions from the past remain unresolved. State Violence, Collusion and the Troubles reveals disturbing unanswered questions about the use of state violence during this period. Maurice Punch documents in chilling detail how the British government turned to desperate, illegal measures in a time of crisis, disregarding domestic and international law. He broadens out his analysis to consider other cases of state violence against "insurgent groups" in Spain and South Africa.This is the story of how the British state collaborated with violent groups and directly participated in illegal violence. It also raises urgent questions about why states around the world continue to deploy such violence rather than seeking durable political settlements.|

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0229
Product attributePublisher:   Pluto Press (UK)
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